Concord News

South County schools call off classes; students get a four-day weekend

All South County public schools are closing today in anticipation of an ice storm. The Mehlville School District, Lindbergh Schools, the Affton School District, Bayless Schools and Hancock Place School District all called off school Friday, with all after school activities canceled as well. In addition to schools closing, Lindbergh offices will close too, the

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County, city libraries eliminate all fines in joint effort for equity

Pictured above: Theodore, center, learns simple chemistry concepts during the Mad Mixtures event in Oakville last summer. Photo courtesy of the St. Louis County Library. St. Louis’ two largest library systems are going fine-free starting this month with a “New Year, No Fines” initiative. St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library announced Tuesday

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Mehlville fire district has the lowest tax rate of any county fire district for 14th year in a row

Pictured above: Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Treasurer Bonnie Stegman speaks during a meeting in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District has the lowest tax rate of any fire district in St. Louis County for the 14th year in a row.

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Mehlville rolls back tax rate; home values up 12 percent

Pictured above: Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously voted to roll back the district’s blended tax rate 35 cents

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Lindbergh energy audit, performance contracting is saving energy while funding facilities

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After an energy audit earlier this year, Lindbergh Schools will start funding deferred facilities maintenance districtwide using money saved with a comprehensive plan to improve energy efficiency. Missouri law allows school districts and cities to use “performance contracting,” in which a company guarantees a certain amount of savings in

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Winners of the 2019 Holiday Decorating Contest are most attractive, most creative displays in South County

Winners of the Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Handyman Hardware and Call Newspapers Annual Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest are, from left: Sue Middendorf, branch manager of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Center, south region; Kermit Starnes, winner ‘Most Attractive’; Oakville Handyman Manager Charlie Warden; David Bentrup, runner-up ‘Most Creative’; Susan Beckman, runner-up ‘Most Attractive’ and James Hall,

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Read South County students’ 2019 Letters to Santa

Tonight’s the big night! Christmas Eve, the night many children wait for all year. Like always, NORAD will be tracking Santa worldwide from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. At 4 a.m. Mountain Time through midnight, call the number 1-877-HI-NORAD and a volunteer will tell you where Santa is at that very moment, how

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Competitive elections set for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville

Pictured above: Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Candidate filing began last week for the April 7 elections across South County, setting up a competitive race for Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and

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